Lifelong learning is a right not a privilege, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg told delegates at a key international conference this week.

Madhu Singh, one of the world’s leading experts on the recognition, validation and accreditation (RVA) of non-formal and informal learning and a long-time member of the UIL team, died suddenly on 11 December 2018 in her hometown of New Delhi,

Advancing Mobil Literacy Learning in Egypt - Project Documentary

    The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, in collaboration with UNESCO Field Offices in Bangladesh, Egypt, Ethiopia and Mexico, and funded by the Microsoft Corporation, launched the project Advancing Mobile Literacy Learning to develop teaching and learning strategies that use digital solutions. This documentary shows the project implementation in Egypt.

       ‘I wanted to learn how to read and write in order to be independent, to be able to depend on myself. For a living, I cook and sell meals. I now have a webpage with my menus and I can also keep account of the payments of my clients.’ (AMLL learner in Mexico)

      ACKU Box Library Extension, Afghanistan

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      Programme Key Information

      Programme Title: ACKU Box Library Extension
      Implementing Organization: Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University
      Language of Instruction: Farsi, Pashto
      Funding: United States Agency for International Development (USAID) implemented through the Asia Foundation; the Dupree Foundation; the British Council; Foundation to Promote Open Society; City, University of London; the Royal Norwegian Embassy and the US Embassy in Kabul

      In December 2018, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming 24 January as International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for peace and development.

      Carrying out an international evaluation of literacy achievement among youth and adults implies knowing which skills to evaluate.

      LitBase - Open Access Database for Literacy Programmes

        Welcome to LitBase, the Global Literacy and Numeracy Database. Here you will find case studies of youth and adult literacy programmes representing some of the best practice around the world.

          The Ministry of Gender, Labour, and Social development in Uganda has just approved and allocated a budget for the implementation of a pilot programme for Community Learning Centres (CLCs) in three districts.

          The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) has just published the SDG 4 Data Digest 2018: Data to Nurture Learning,